President Obama To Visit Los Angeles Monday

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — President Barack Obama will visit Los Angeles next week during a West Coast presidential campaign swing, the White House announced Thursday.

The visit will be apart of a three-day, three-state fundraising trip which includes Washington and Colorado.

After a lunchtime visit to San Diego, the president will arrive in Los Angeles Monday afternoon for a 5 p.m. fundraising event at the House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. Tickets are priced from $250 for general admission to $10,000 for a picture with Obama.

Another event will be held later in the evening at Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Place. Admission to the dinner is $35,800 per couple. According to the Hollywood Reporter, donors are promised a chance to participate in a question and answer session with the president.

Both Los Angeles area events are aimed at entertainment industry players with deep pockets.

Drivers are advised to avoid the West Hollywood area on Sept. 26. The city has issued an alert on their website warning of street closures and major traffic delays.

For security reasons, the Secret Service has not released the president’s travel arrangements while visiting the Southland.

Obama’s last visit to Los Angeles was in April when he attended a fundraising event at Sony Pictures in Culver City.

The president will also make two stops in Northern California.

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  • Dan

    Wow, why are we so lucky ?

    • JP

      ‘Cause we’re cursed…

  • greeneyes

    Don’t bother Obama. We don’t want you. Stop spending our money, dammit!!! Fly here, fly there. Why don’t you just fly somewhere and don’t come back. We need a new president. Not you!!!!

  • ginny

    I hope that the DNC or his PAC is paying for all of these canpaign jaunts. Maybe we,the taxpayers, should be demanding a full accounting of the cost of each of his trips for canpaign swings since he was last elected since, in my opinion, he has stayed in campaign mode since 2008. Full audit should include cost to taxpayers of entire country plus the security costs inall of the cities he has visited, lost income from local businesses, etc.

  • bugman

    Off the wall,why is this heat different?feels piercing, my plants are even different. I start seeds for my garden, they are now wilted,never before in 8 years of doing this,I’m afraid of what our gov, Isn’t telling us , nuclear heat! bet this will be a post taken off I feel sorry for your kids and my grand kids,their future is in doubt.Why can’t the gov,t say anything ? We are seeing the earthquake from Japan{nuclear plants}

  • john strohm

    The presidential helicopters were training at Torrance airport yesterday for about 2 hours .I wonder if he is coming here to the south bay?

  • Belig Beligian

    yes i saw them at lax coming in and goin about 6 of them
    at lunch time.

  • axel
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